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Old 03-22-2008, 10:42 AM
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On Firday night we will have a banquet that will host the "Legends" Here are some of the people that will be invited.

Odell Lewis
Brownie
Mel Riggs
George Pironi
Bill Wishnick
Jerry Jacoby
Bobby Saccenti
Richie Powers
Larry Smith
Preston Henn
Sam Sarra
Roger Munn
Billy Martin
Rocky Aoki
Sammy James
Jack Stuteville
Bobby Moore
Billy Vogel
Jeff Brown
Bill Gazell
Steve Berk
Steve Sirois
Willie Meyers
Howard Arneson
Bob Magoon
Gene Lanham
Barry Cohen
Snapper Norris
Al Copeland (Just heard trhe news today, that Al has passed away,our prayers are with his family and friends.)
Carl Moesley
John Bakos
Jerry Gilbreath
Eddie Trotta
Pepe Nunez
Bill Elswick
Lester Quam
Norm Gentry
Paula Akin
Vince Vento
Tom Murphy
Erol Lanier
Richie Sutphen
Bob Idoni
Hal Sahlman
Dante Tognoli
George Linder
Rich Luhrs
Bob and Norm Teague
Scott Porter
Reggie Fountain
Bob Kaiser
Vincenzo Balestrieri
Tim Powell
Tony Garcia
Stan Ware
Jean Claude Simon
Bob Brown
Ken and Sandy Black
Wayne Vicker
Tim Sheehan
Peter Aitkin
Bob Sheer
Nick Cutro




That is not all, we are getting more contact numbers all the time.

With some special guests:
Jim Wynnes widow...Sharon, SEARACE author... John Crouse and we hope that Michael Aronow, Don's eldest son can make the trip also.

Silent auction on Friday night to feature many rare items from the past and a couple of new ones...like a checkered flag signed by all the "Legends" in attendance. Proceeds to benefit a South Florida Charity.

Concours d Sport on Saturday afternoon, featuring both old race boats and old race cars. We are working with the Historic Porsche club to bring in some of their finest race cars too.

Sunday will be the OSS race off the beach at Sunny Isles. A fun filled weekend for all is planned.

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man I believe this is going to be great..........
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Charlie,
I guess I am not invited for the second time!
I have raced in the 70's 80's 90's and the new millenium and still don't qualify for an invitation. Oh well!
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Charlie,
I guess I am not invited for the second time!
I have raced in the 70's 80's 90's and the new millenium and still don't qualify for an invitation. Oh well!
Later,
Pepe @ Pantera.
Pepe....you are on the list, check it again.

I have been hearing from a lot of the old racers with questions like...What can I do to help, or I have this or that item, I could contribute to the silent auction, but I haven't heard from anyone else that we forgot their name for the list.

PLEASE, PLEASE, if you are a Legend, please contact us so we can add you to the list and make sure that you are with us for the weekend.

We have been running around trying to get this thing to really happen. We just don't have the time right now, to make sure everyone is counted and on the list.....so if your feelings are hurt and you want to get on the list...let me know.

Pepe can't PM you back....your box is full.
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Old 03-22-2008, 01:49 PM
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I am on now, BUT I was not before, anyway,
I am a legend in my own mind.
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what about Kramer maglutta and falcone?
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man I believe this is going to be great..........
better then great.......hey charlie the statue of DA is great....but just a thought; being that haulover is an unmarked inlet....do 2 statues....1 of DA and 1 of Carl kiekhieffer......give the 1 one the right red eyes and the 1 on the left green eyes...what do you think....a practical idea.....m.m...
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Charlie, in post 121,

1) what were the approx. speeds of the boats in the first two pic's in that era....

2) how *period correct* do the engines need to be to run in Historic, if my boat is a 1972 w/T454's?? no current EFI's?? carb's only??

curiousity is killing me....

note to self> need a pair of 500EFI's... stat

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I am on now, BUT I was not before, anyway,
I am a legend in my own mind.
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If I had too, I'd hitch-hike my way to Miami to jump into a boat with you and Jo!
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Pepe,Don,t worry -your our legend too !
Remember my first race boat was a 28 PANTERA Too !
Get your best boat ready ,it,s going to be a great time !!
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